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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Active Listening is a skill that is taught to those in counseling and ministerial position of leadership and service with the purpose being to always fully hear the person speaking and from where they are coming. Jesus was an active listener – knowing that He was always being tested, the intention of the questions, and then how to respond so as to answer their questions and not fall into traps. Masterfully Jesus shows us how to listen, receive and shake off planned verbal attacks with ease. Let us learn from Jesus, the Master Teacher and Listener, the art of “active listening” and find ways to practice and then enact this skill with those who communicate with us!

Jesus teaches us to listen in prayer by His example of prayerful listening to His heavenly Father.

What God asks of us is so simple and so complex – prayer, obedience and love of God and love of neighbor. In line with prayer, we cannot forget the most important prayer, the Eucharist. “Do this in memory of Me”.   We come to give God our hears to listen, our hearts to be united to Him, our gratitude and our acts of faith to praise Him and receive Him.

“Give to God what is God’s”

Have a blessed day and week.

“The Gift you have received, give as a gift.” Matthew 10:8

In His Love  and mine,

Father Kenneth G. Smith


Prayer of Pope Francis for the Synod on the Family Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer. Amen.

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Upcoming Events

Coffee & Donuts Hosted by Ushers
October 26, 2014

Youth Group Meeting
October 26, 2014

Choir Practice
October 27, 2014

Vigil, All Saints
October 31, 2014

All Saints
November 1, 2014

All Soul’s Day
November 2, 2014

Religious Education Sunday Session I
November 2, 2014

Coffee & Donuts Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 88
November 2, 2014

Religious Education Session II
November 2, 2014

Mass of Remembrance of Deceased Loved Ones
November 2, 2014

Election Day (Gubernatorial) – BE SURE TO VOTE
November 4, 2014

CCW Election Day Food Sale
November 4, 2014

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